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Butterfly Cottage – Home 619613 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Butterfly Cottage – Home 619613

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

THRILLED TO SAY WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED A TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN April 2018. This is a charming converted hay barn which has recently been up graded set amongst the rolling hills of the North Pennines in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property benefits from far reaching views, which can be appreciated from the living accommodation and the properities private viewing deck.

People who visit tell us that the most enjoyable aspects of their stay are the stunning views, peace and tranquillity so they can chill out and the local walks which are literally right on the doorstep.

Please note that the stairs in the cottage may make this cottage unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

Local amenities are near by which include the post office, co-op, village shop, doctors, cafes and pubs as well as the fortnightly cinema. Larger towns situated near are Alston and Stanhope which are a 15 minute drive away where there is a greater selection of shops and Durham, Newcastle, Carlisle, Hexham and the Metro Centre and all within 3/4hr to an hours drive. There are many interesting places to visit in the North east and the cottage is situated on the borders of Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland making it an ideal base for people who would like to have the opportunity to visit a range of interesting places. Hadrians wall is located within an easy drive as is the lake district and the historic town of Durham. Indeed the Scottish border is only an hour away if people were inclined to see some of the border towns.

For those peple who enjoy walking this is an ideal base for walkers being set only a few hundred yards up from the Historic Weardale Way and Wesleain chapel and museum.

The property is accessed through its own private entrance from the raised viewing deck. The accomodation is beautifully appointed with a cosy living area with white leather suite to seat three which includes a power recliner and TV with sky free view, which is mounted on a trolley stand so guests can set the position of the telly as they wish. The brand new multi fuel stove will keep you toasty warm in winter The newly refitted kitchen area is fitted with a modern fan assisted oven and hob and under bench fridge with small freezer compartment and a micro wave. The dinning table can seat 2. The bedroom is decorated with wall paper which reflects the cottage theme of Butterflies and travel and has a king sized bed on a solid oak bed frame and Myers pocket sprung and memory foam mattress. Luxury high quality Alpaca duvet and pillows are used on the bed.. The ensuite bathroom is beautifully appointed with LED lighting, illuminated anti mist mirror, cast iron bath and thermostatically controlled shower over with screen. The bathroom has an isolated electric towel rail to keep towels warm. There is also a small dressing/utility area with a full length mirror and Bosch washing machine.

For your comfort and convenience the cottage is fitted with good sized radiators and a plinth heater and all of these are controlled by the thermostat situated in the living room.

The cottage has "Orbi" state of the art "Mesh wifi" installed and this eradicates any weak signal points in the property.

Outside the property benefits from a balconed deck overlooking the valley and the hills beyond. On summer evenings meals can be eaten out here. There is a small fully enclosed terraced garden beyond and car parking for one car on the gravel drive to the front of the property. There are steps down from the car park to the cottage gate.

Well behaved pets are very welcome free of charge but we would kindly ask for a refundable deposit to cover possible damage caused and would ask guests to make sure the garden is clear of dog mess before they depart. Failure to do so will result in a claim against the damage deposit for extra time required to make good the garden for on going guests. If your are bringing a dog under a year old or more than 2 dogs please contact us before booking. Kennelling is also available if preferred as is a pet sitting service for those days or part days where you may want to explore minus your dog.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are local taxis but a car is probably necessary if guests are wanting to get about. The pubic bus service runs along the main road about half a mile for the cottage and routes can be taken on the bus to all the main cities around the area, but would need to be planned. The Weardale bus company do run excursions through out the year and some of these might be on interest to guests. A railway does run in the valley during the Summer season.

Interaction with guest

We always try and see guests into the cottage and make sure they have our contact details. We will try our best to offer suggestions for places to eat and places to go if asked and we are on hand to deal with any issues if they arise. However we will not contact or call in on guests once they have arrived as we don't wish to intrude on their privacy.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We accept babe in arms if parents bring their own equipment but the cottage is not suitable for toddlers and young children.

We accept dogs under 1 yr of age if they are house and cage trained. We will require a further £50 damage deposit if the dog is under a year old. We accept 2 well behaved dogs. We accept 3 dogs if the dogs are medium or small sizes please check with us.
Smoking is allowed on the decking and in the garden but not inside the cottage.

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About the owner

Anita F.
Average reply time:
2 hours 51 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
19 Jun 2019
Years listed:
5
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Aug 2014. Located in Durham, it has 75 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £287 to £687.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jun 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent
75 reviews

Excellent
70
Very Good
4
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
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“Mr”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2019

We have just stayed here for a couple of nights for our wedding anniversary. We found the cottage perfect & Anita had provided a generous amount of supplies. The weather was pretty rotten, cold and wet and extremely windy! However the cottage was warm enough with the good central heating and there was a log burner but we didn't need it. If anyone is looking for an evening meal we recommend the Hare and hounds in Westgate only 10minutes away. There is a decent Coop in the village of St John's Chapel if you needed anything. Overall, we would certainly recommend Butterfly cottage.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your smashing review. Sadly we can have an influence of the property itself and the service but not the weather, which is a shame!! It's also really helpful getting feedback on places to eat thank you

“wonderful, clean cottage full of character, lovely and peaceful”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2017

Our first time at Butterfly Cottage but will definitely go back. Cottage was lovely and clean and full of character. Amenities were very good. Area is peaceful and very picturesque with some lovely walks. We received a warm welcome with lovely home made bread, delicious.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your very kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you found the area to be both peaceful and picturesque. It's good to know guests seem to appreciate a personal welcome and the "little touches".

“Mrs”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2016

Butterfly Cottage was perfect. Everything we needed for a lovely stay. Cosy, comfortable with fabulous views.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your favourable review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Butterfly Cottage

“Mrs”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2016

Great quaint, peaceful,cosy wee cottage.lovely welcome from the owners with some very thoughtful treats for us all including our dog..very nice setting with many walks nearby. Would love to come back and would recommend to others.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review. Please do visit us again.

“Cosy cottage with lovely view”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2016

Easy to book, beautiful welcome with homemade bread, butter and milk together with wine,chocolates and fresh flowers.the cottage is well furnished and equiped and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom is stunning. Lovely little touches with butterfly towels and bedding. The small garden patio is lovely to sit out on to admire the view and share a glass of wine or two! The garden was well enclosed for the dog. The surrounding areas are breathtaking with so many walks to do and although we didn't visit Durham this is easily done. Pub in St Johns Chapel is basic but we had a good steak and on any other evening we drove to Allenheads Inn in Allendale for the most amazing steak pie. A must is the walk along High Force to Low Force and onto Gibsons Cave where you can stand under a waterfall. If you want a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle and are prepared to drive quite a bit to get to places this accomodation provides a romantic base for this remote part of the U.K.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Butterfly Cottage. A car is a must unless guests just want to chill out and walk the hills locally. High Force is about 15 minutes away and local restaurants are dotted along the Wear valley in most of the villages with a good selection within a 20 minute radius. As the cottage is on the Northumberland, Durham and Cumbrian borders the main cities and towns of Newcastle/Gateshead, Durham, Penrith, Carlisle, Hexham and Darlington are all within an hours drive away so for people wanting to dip into several counties the cottage is well located.

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FAQs

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You can get in touch with Anita (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

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Send Anita (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Anita the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Anita (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Anita (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Anita (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Anita (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Anita (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Anita (the owner) a message.

If Anita (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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